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Old 10-22-2014, 10:19 PM   #201
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Thanks for the link. That's good to know for when we shop for 2015.


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Old 10-23-2014, 11:46 AM   #202
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I'm sure they make a lot of money on aggregate deductibles vs individual deductibles but for us the simple solution was to simply buy two policies.
That's my plan for 2015. I wish I would have been tuned-in to this thinking last-year! The folks here tried to warn me, but I, in my stupidity, believed what the BlueCross BlueShield rep told me.

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The cost for two separate individual policies is the same as the cost for one family policy for two adults. Not sure about the cost when children are included.
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I have done a few cost runs over the last year and and every time I tried it, the sum of the premiums for separate policies, including kids, came up to the same price as a single group...to the penny.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:53 PM   #203
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I'm on a BlueCross Choice PPO Bronze plan for 2014.

Well, after getting a physical and seeing the breakdown only to find out my doctor is not in-network. I could swear that he was in-network when I signed up back in Jan.

Overall, I still saved $ with a cheaper premium than my previous pre-ACA policy. But, looks like I'll be looking for another plan come open enrollment.

I learned from experience than the BlueCross Choice plans have a limited number of doctors in-network.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:45 PM   #204
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I have done a few cost runs over the last year and and every time I tried it, the sum of the premiums for separate policies, including kids, came up to the same price as a single group...to the penny.

I thought this was such bad pricing policy that I was going to suggest complaining to your state Insurance Commissioner, who's in charge of approving rates. First, though, I posted on an actuarial board and asked them. Turns out that, while private plans do give you a discount for multi-person policies, ACA requirements force insurers to charge the same amount per person for individual or family coverage. Weird.
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Your spreadsheet has a PHP file type identifier and will not open with Excel. What software is this? Thanks
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:55 PM   #206
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Your spreadsheet has a PHP file type identifier and will not open with Excel. What software is this? Thanks
That happens to me all the time here. Try a different browser or two and see if that works.
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